Suuns have premiered the video for their first single, 'Edie's Dream'. The video follows a mysterious young girl through the woods to 'Edie's' moody soundscape. The song's bassline throbs under woozy synths while time slows, images fade, and our protagonist digs a hole in the ground.
The Montreal quartet have also announced a worldwide tour, starting off in Quebec 3rd March, SXSW in mid March, USA in April then reaching Europe and the UK by late April/May. Full details are below, including a London XOYO show on the 14th May.
Directed by the band, the video is set in the Quebec woods near Montreal, where Suuns spent the winter and spring of 2012 writing & recording. The bucolic setting recasts the song's skeletal boogie into a hazy vision. Suuns provided a group statement saying, 'About a 2 hour drive north of Montreal there is a lake and some paths that run through the woods. That's where we met Edie. This video was shot in the late fall, just a week before the snow would arrive and make this shoot impossible.'
They explain, 'At first, 'Edie's Dream' started as a kind of nightmare, with burial themes and the cold and lonely woods. But gradually, it melted into a kind of bittersweet daydream. Edie is stunning, she is family to the band and at only 13, she carries herself with the poise and confidence of someone who understands the music, understands the cold, understands dreaming and its different layers.'
Suuns will release their second full-length album, 'Images Du Futur', via Secretly Canadian in the UK on 4th March and in the US on the 5th March, with Secret City Records releasing the album on the same date in the band's native Canada. Produced once again by Jace Lasek from The Besnard Lakes, 'Images du Futur; blasts out of the gate with 'Powers Of Ten', laying out a sort of manifesto for the record in the very first lines: 'Got it together/I read in the paper/all of theses strangers/stranger and stranger.../No, no, no, no, how you try and remember/how all of these pieces/all fit together.'
Singer Ben Shemie says of the process, 'As a band we were trying to look at our music from further and further away, seeing more details in the picture as we expanded the landscape.'
After touring North America and Europe extensively throughout 2011, the band spent the winter and spring of 2012 writing and recording in their hometown, Montreal. Their sessions were concurrent with the Quebec student protests that started in February of 2012 and continued through September of this year. Set against a backdrop Shemie calls 'a climate of excitement, hope and frustration', Suuns aimed for an expansion of the musical ideas on their critically acclaimed first record, 'Zeroes, QC'.
Lauded by Pitchfork and NME with the latter declaring them 2011's Best New Band, Suuns have deepened their approach, using minimalist techniques to create maximalist works.
Worldwide Live Dates:
03/02/13 - Saint-Tite, QC, CA - A la Fut ^
03/08/13 - Saint-Hyacinthe, QC - Le Zaricot ^
03/12/13 - Laval, QC - Studio Theatre ^
03/23/13 - Toronto, ON - Canadian Music Fest Buzz Factor Series @ Lee's Palace
03/29/13 - Joliette, QC - Cabaret Arena ^
03/30/13 - Terrebonne, QC - Moulin Neuf §
04/04/13 - Montreal, QC - Sala Rossa
04/05/13 - Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle
04/09/13 - London, ON - Call The Office
04/10/13 - Windsor, ON - Phog Lounge
04/11/13 - Hamilton, ON - Casbah
04/12/13 - Kingston, ON - Grad Club
04/13/13 - Ottawa, ON - Ritual
04/15/13 - New York, USA - Mercury Lounge
04/16/13 - Washington DC, USA - Black Cat
04/20/13 - Chicago, USA - Schubas
04/22/13 - Bloomingon, USA - Bishop Bar
04/23/13 - St. Louis, USA - Firebird
04/29/13 - Rome, IT - Lanificio 159
04/30/13 - Modena, IT - Mattatoia
05/02/13 - Zagreb, HR - Culture Factory Club
05/03/13 - Krems, AT - Donau Festival
05/04/13 - Munich, DE - Atomic Cafe
05/05/13 - Berlin, DE - Comet
05/06/13 - Cologne, DE - Studio 672
05/07/13 - Metz, FR - Les Trinitaires
05/08/13 - Zurich, CH - Rote Fabrik
05/09/13 - Paris, FR - Trabendo
05/10/13 - Lille, FR - Grand Mix
05/11/13 - Brussels, BE - La Nuit de Botanique
05/12/13 - Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg
05/14/13 - London, UK - XOYO
05/15/13 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
05/16/13 - Dublin, IE - The Grand Social
05/17/13 - Liverpool, UK - Kazimier
05/18/13 - Bristol, UK - The Exchange
05/22/13 - Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar
05/23/13 - Vancouver, BC - Media Club
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